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There is a grey shadow about my neck

That stifles every which way I turn.


By Arif uz Zaman


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An Ache. Always an ache.

The terrible struggle of days and aeons

And from this trembling body I gaze aghast at my terrestial hand that shakes,

Severed, in front of my face across the space,

Almost light years away in this enclosure.

But it is real. Continue reading

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